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Blowing Cave Mine, Fair Garden, Sevier Co., Tennessee, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° 53' 52'' North , 83° 20' 28'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 35.8977777778, -83.3411111111


A former Ba(baryte) occurrence/mine located 6.5 km (4.0 miles) E of Fair Garden, on the lower north slope of English Mountain.

Mineralization is hosted in Kingsport Formation dolomite & limestone, Knox Group dolomite & limestone and clay residuum.

Mineral List


2 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

This information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This data will improve over time as more accurate maps and data sets are added.

Ordovician443.8 - 485.4 MaLongview Dolomite

Major:: {dolomite},Minor:: {limestone}

Longview Dolomite - Siliceous, gray, fine-grained, medium-bedded dolomite; interbeds of gray limestone in upper part. Thickness about 300 feet.

East-Central sheet

Cambrian485.4 - 541 MaCambrian sedimentary

Sedimentary

Neoproterozoic541 - 1000 MaNeoproterozoic sedimentary rocks

Sedimentary rocks


References for regional geology:

Data provided by Macrostrat.org

Garrity, C.P., and Soller, D.R.,. Database of the Geologic Map of North America: adapted from the map by J.C. Reed, Jr. and others (2005). U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 424 .

USGS compilers. State geologic map data. State Maps.

Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d.



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References

KAIN, J.H., 1819, REMARKS ON THE MINERALOGY AND GEOLOGY OF THE NORTHWESTERN PART OF THE STATE OF VIRGINIA AND EASTERN PART OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE: AM. JOUR. SCI., V. 1, P. 60-67.

MAHER, S.W., 1970, BARITE RESOURCES OF TENNESSEE: T.....

 
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